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Abstracting the Landscape – Workshop

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Marianne Broome
Saturday September 16 from 10 – 4
$75 for members
$90 non-members
Marianne will demonstrate how to simplify and extract the essential information from a reference photo to create an abstracted version of the scene. While working with the elements of design, the emphasis will be on composition and value relationships to convey the essence, rather than the details. This is also a wonderful opportunity to be creative with colour to communicate your impressions.  Modeling paste will be used to incorporate texture into our second painting. Reference pictures will be provided and feel free to bring your own.
PAINTS I use mostly fluids (Golden) and some soft body (Liquitex). If you have other paints bring them.
Colour choices will be your own and can be as wild as you like so bring any favourite colours.
Suggested most important colours:
Primary Magenta or Quinacradone Crimson or Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red Medium Hue or Napthol Red Light
Primary Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Primary Cyan or Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna or Quinacradone Burnt Orange
Titanium White – you will need lots of this
Suggested optional colours:
Cadmium Orange Hue
Naples Yellow
Quinacradone Nickel Azo Gold
Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre
Red Oxide
Permanent Violet Dark or Dioxazine Purple
Chromium Oxide Green or Sap Green
Burnt Umber
Any bright colours you like such as Teal, Green Gold, Brilliant Purple …..
MEDIUMS Molding (modeling) paste
SUPPORT Primed stretched canvases or canvas boards from 16×20 to 24×30 or larger. Bring at 2 or 3
different sizes and shapes.
BRUSHES Synthetic acrylic brushes
1 ½ and 2 inch flat
1/2”, 3/4”, 1” brights (short flat)
No 4 or 6 round
PALETTE Disposable paper palette or paper/foam plates
OTHER Cheap watercolour paper
Small sketchbook or scrap white paper, notebook, pen and pencil
Colour wheel (Quiller or CMY are the best)
Smock or apron and wear painting clothes!
Plastic container for water
Paper towel AND pieces of old rag or shop cloths (blue roll from Canadian Tire)
Plastic sheet to protect table
Spray bottle
Palette knife
Water-soluble pencils and blackboard chalk
Reference pictures will be provided
Easel if you like to work upright
Marianne’s website may be viewed at www.naturesedgestudio.ca or www.mariannebroome.com


September 16, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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